Indo-Pak Border to Be Sealed in Two Years

India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh
India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh

The Indian government has decided to completely seal the international border with Pakistan by physical and non-physical barriers by December, 2018.

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday that there is about 181.85 km stretch in which construction of physical barrier is not feasible due to geographic constraints like riverine, low-lying, creek, marshy areas, etc.

In this stretch, he said, advance technology solutions including cameras, sensors, radars, lasers, etc will be deployed.

The Minister informed that border security is a very sensitive issue and India is engaging all the neighbours except Pakistan diplomatically to ensure peace on the borders.

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He added that because of development work, transgression incidents at China border have also come down drastically.

Referring to recent “surgical operations” Rajnath Singh said that it was pre-emptive action against Pakistan and India does not have any ill will against the people of Pakistan.

He said Pakistan has adopted terrorism as its state policy and harbouring terrorists. Further, he said India is ready to help Pakistan in taking action against terrorists in Pakistan, including Pak Occupied Kashmir.

[ Also Read: U.S. Asked to Declare India a Terrorist State ]

Pakistan should close down ‘factory of terrorism’. This will open vistas of development and help in ensuring peace in South Asia, Rajnath Singh suggested.

Declaring that the government is committed to peace and prosperity in Jammu & Kashmir, he expressed the hope that very soon normalcy will return in the state.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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